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    Company feedback

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, great opportunities, good work life balance. Salary is negotiated if required. Very good place to start your career with.

    Cons

    Not an open culture. The leadership is not accessible and it becomes difficult to manage the travel and extensive off hours of work. But still a good place to work overall.

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    Not For Me

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    Former Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Staff in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Transaction Advisory Services Staff in Dallas, TX

    I worked at EY full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Mentor system. You learn a ton really fast.

    Cons

    No work/personal life balance. More concern for the company than for the employee. Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the growth of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    hard work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    learning opportunity; fast pace; time management skill practice

    Cons

    no work-life balance.; long work hours; low compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Change Management, Training, Business Process Mapping, Org Alignment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    IBM is a good place overall to work.

    Cons

    Lots of focus on utilization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Long Hours but Great work

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    Current Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Staff II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Staff II in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of young professionals
    Great environment

    Cons

    Long hours
    Not that many benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees by offering more benefits such as flexibility to telecommute, free lunch, and try to listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career, but expect to work long and hard.

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Having EY on your resume is the best thing that could happen to you in the business/accounting world. That sticks out on my resume anytime I speak with someone involved in the accounting/business world. Finding a job after EY is easy as pie. The benefits offered at EY are pretty good; industry standard I'd say. The resources at EY are head and shoulders above the rest. Everything, from their training courses to their internal software is top of the line. Also, you are surrounded by intelligence. At times it can be overwhelming how smart the people around you are. You take the top students from every high school and put them in the state's best college. The few that don't get weeded out of the accounting major and graduate with their Master's in Accounting apply for jobs with the Big 4. Of those, a handful are hired. So you're surrounded by the best of the best.

    Cons

    The hours are long. You've heard the rumors before. They are true. You are going to work long and hard. Also, the work can be mundane at time. Especially at entry level positions. You aren't curing people of diseases or saving the world of deforestation. You're looking at excel all day and doing work that very well will never be touched or looked at again. You will likely not feel fulfilled. Although, some people enjoy it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think EY needs to do a better job informing their employees what they are getting themselves into. They often use the expression "we have a good opportunity for you." The good opportunity is generally a need that the firm has to fill. And the hours are even longer than you were working prior and the work is even less fulfilling. That kills the employee's morale, and then he is less motivated to work and more prone to leaving the firm. If he/she were informed from the beginning, "there is a project that EY needs help with. It will be temporary (or permanent) and you will be helping the firm a lot. I think it'll be good experience for you as it is different from what you've been doing for the past XXX years. However, it is very likely that you will continue working heavy hours." Then the employee isn't let down and doesn't feel lied to. Also, don't preach work-life-balance if you can't keep your promises. There's no way to allocate 70 hour work weeks for there to be any "life" involved. At that point it's all "work."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Intern Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    Great Culture, atmosphere and holds the Big 4 brand

    Cons

    Poor team, Politics and no sense of how intern should be programmed

    Recommends
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    Flexibility and Learning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    EY provides a great environment for continuous learning and personal growth. Flexibility for work-life balance is emphasized at all levels, and it is an intense training ground in all aspects of [finance/accounting] professional services.

    Cons

    The work and travel schedule can be grueling if you are not part of an office in a metropolitan location. Professional growth opportunities and recognition for contributions made are not consistently and evenly distributed across the offices, regions, countries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY

    I worked at EY full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice work life balance for woman, easy to take vacation time in Summer.

    Cons

    Long hours during first 3 months of the year due to financials audit busy time.

    Recommends
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    Excellent learning and growth opportunity; sub-standard compensation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    People culture, flexibility, opportunity to learn from the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Low pay, challenging to get-things-done, politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the good employe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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